drpimento (1936) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, I really like this brew! Poured it a bit warm and I think that was a good idea as the spruce tips really come out, giving a sweet, ripe berry component. Poured with a smallish, cream-colored head that soon settled out to a few islands and a ring with a bit of lace. Color is a medium clear amber with huge amounts of bubble trails. Aroma is malt, caramel, toffee, fruit, wet grain. Flavorís like nose, on the sweet side, but not overly; sweet and carbonic tang are in front with just enough bitter to balance it all nicely. Body and carbonation are perfect. Finish is like flavor, lingers for a while, has a slight booziness, and is so drinkable. Curious to see if itís this good a little colder.
SudsMcDuff (4676) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ beerfoot .. . pours a deep brown, plum .. . medium foam, goo lacing .. . will you twirl again? .. . mild spice, plum, and soda syrup .. . was hoping for more in this one
.. . . i got an apple in my throat, he means lump right?
dfinney23 (1004) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Really good for the first few swigs but halfway through I was looking forward to something different. The spruce is intense and relentless.
SHIG (3061) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: poured a copper color with a thin white head. Aroma is fresh and clean spruce. Taste is a mix of fruit and spruce with a grain finish.
jhamp9 (754) - Corinth, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden orange pour with an off white head. Aroma is sweet and syrupy with some herbal notes. Taste is also sweet and syrupy with more pronounced spruce. Slick on the palate but not too heavy. Pretty good.
dnstone (1985) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light copper-golden with a soft suds off-white head. Moderately sweet with a slight herbal spiced bite.
KAggie97 (3530) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dense amber with a nice, snowy-white head. Nose is a light dusting of spruce tips and pine sap with a touch of sweet bread and syrup. Flavor is a syrupy helping of light spruce and cedared pine sap, with a finish of light strawberry and sugar. Lingering and thick on the tongue. Fantastic. I need a sixer of this.
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a big fan of "winter beers" but this one is an exception. Quite light and not overcome with spices.
BeerZack (266) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not many different aromas going on, pretty much just a sweet sugary smell thats pretty light. Tastes pretty much like the nose indicates mildly malty with a candy sugar like flavor. The beer comes off pretty sweet despite the odd bitterness midpalate that wipes most of it away, a bit of stickiness remains. Just kinda bland.
TeksMeks (3) - California, USA - OCT 21, 2012 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 7/20
Slightly bready aroma, clear copper orange color, thin soapy head that disappeard quickly,slight bitterness with a sweet dry caramel finish. Nice carbonation.